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Normalization of oxygen and hydrogen isotope data

January 1, 1988

To resolve confusion due to expression of isotopic data from different laboratories on non-corresponding scales, oxygen isotope analyses of all substances can be expressed relative to VSMOW or VPDB (Vienna Peedee belemnite) on scales normalized such that the δ18O of SLAP is −55.5% relative to VSMOW.

H3+ contribution in hydrogen isotope ratio analysis can be easily determined using two gaseous reference samples that differ greatly in deuterium content.

Publication Year 1988
Title Normalization of oxygen and hydrogen isotope data
DOI 10.1016/0168-9622(88)90042-5
Authors T. B. Coplen
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Chemical Geology: Isotope Geoscience Section
Index ID 70013811
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse